The Start Here Diet: Three Simple Steps That Helped Me Transition from Fat to Slim . . . for Life [NOOK Book]

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With her Eat-Clean Diet, Tosca Reno went from being overwhelmed and overweight to modeling a bikini, but her seventy-pound weight loss and body transformation didn’t happen overnight; even Tosca needed a simple approach, a place to begin. Now she reveals her secrets so that you can begin your journey to safe weight loss and optimal health. Start now with The Start Here Diet!
 
Tosca knows what it’s like to feel ashamed of your body: At her...
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The Start Here Diet: Three Simple Steps That Helped Me Transition from Fat to Slim . . . for Life

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Overview

With her Eat-Clean Diet, Tosca Reno went from being overwhelmed and overweight to modeling a bikini, but her seventy-pound weight loss and body transformation didn’t happen overnight; even Tosca needed a simple approach, a place to begin. Now she reveals her secrets so that you can begin your journey to safe weight loss and optimal health. Start now with The Start Here Diet!
 
Tosca knows what it’s like to feel ashamed of your body: At her heaviest, she hid behind bulky clothes and rarely had her picture taken. Her blood sugar level was like a roller coaster, and her heart rate was far from normal. Tosca was so focused on taking care of her family that she neglected her own needs. Then she started making slight adjustments in her everyday life—small changes that brought about big results. In this exciting book, she shares the three easy-to-follow steps that helped her get her life back on track:
 
Step 1: Dive Inward. Identify the emotional triggers for your overeating, the self-defeating “self-talk,” and the underlying reason why you really want to shed the pounds. Sharing her own internal dialogue—including excerpts from the journal she kept at that time—Tosca will help you overcome these internal barriers in a completely unique, accessible way.
 
Step 2: Uncover Your Hidden Foods. Do you have a food you think you just can’t live without? Or something you eat mindlessly and often? These are your “hidden foods” and they are sabotaging your best efforts to lose weight and keep it off.  Through Tosca’s transformative process, you will once and for all identify the empty-calorie foods that have added extra pounds and replace them with nutritious foods you can enjoy without weight gain.
 
Part 3: Move a Little! The Start Here plan doesn’t require you to join a gym or do lengthy daily workouts. Simply choose from Tosca’s list of fifty basic movements to strengthen, tone, and improve your health. These are exercises you can fit into the rhythm of your busy life. Moving a little for even fifteen minutes a day will help reshape your body and put you on a path to weight-loss success.
 
Like a good friend and trusted mentor, Tosca will show you how to believe in yourself again, forgive yourself, and imagine a life of joy you thought was out of reach. Her Start Here “essentials”—shopping and cooking tips, meal plans, and thirty delicious recipes—will help you learn to eat to nourish your body, not just to feed it. As Tosca says, The Start Here Diet is all about cherishing you—and you are wonderful!

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
11/04/2013
Motivational speaker and weight-loss specialist Reno, author of the Eat-Clean Diet series, returns with a laid-back weight-loss plan that can be utilized by anyone—whether the goal is to drop 10, 20, 30, or even 100 pounds. The secret, says Reno, is a three-prong plan that explores the emotional component of weight gain and loss and identifies what’s behind it (“diving inward”); recognizes and removes “hidden foods,” or the one, two, or three foodstuffs that have particularly promoted your weight gain and sabotaged diet efforts; and increases physical activity just by “moving a little,” even if that means spending a quick 15 minutes washing your car windows or doing leg lifts while sitting on the couch. In addition to providing practical tools for implementing this plan, Reno offers suggestions for how to maintain a clear head and emotional balance through journaling; utilize both real-life and online support systems; rethink grocery lists; and choose the exercises you’ll stick with and enjoy. The book includes day-by-day and week-by-week plans for meals and “workouts,” and easy-to-prepare recipes, but, in keeping with Reno’s “baby step” approach, all can be tailored to one’s personal needs. Reno, who lost 75 pounds after age 40 on this plan, promises a pragmatic program and she delivers. Agent: Yfat Reiss Gendell, Foundry Literary + Media. (Dec.)
Library Journal
02/01/2014
Reno (Eat-Clean Diet) lost 75 pounds after the age of 40. This title takes readers to the beginning of her weight-loss journey, beginning with the emotional aspects of weight gain and the fear and loneliness that accompanied it. Reno's plan consists of three simple steps: "dive inward"—focus on what is behind the weight gain and the desire to lose weight; "uncover your hidden foods"—remove foods that sabotage healthy eating; and "move a little"—fit a handful of activities into an everyday schedule. Integral to the plan is the act of journaling, and questions to answer are sprinkled throughout. The second half of the book covers the practical aspects of incorporating the diet into a daily routine, including suggestions for grocery planning, cooking, and shopping. Customizable daily sample menus, movement activities ranging from cleaning the tub to circuit training, and recipes (Hawaiian chicken burgers, lemon and herb-crusted cod) are also included. VERDICT Reno's combination of journaling, healthy eating, and moving is both a gentle and a practical approach to weight loss.—Pauline Baughman, Multnomah Cty. Lib., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345548023
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 12/31/2013
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 24,979
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Tosca Reno is an internationally known nutritionist, weight loss specialist, fitness trainer, motivational speaker, and bestselling author. Her Eat-Clean Diet book series has sold more than two million copies. Tosca tours 250 days out of every year. She speaks approximately ten times per month all across North America, and appears at book and health events, bookstore signings, and school events several times a year.
 
Billie Fitzpatrick has co-authored numerous books, including several New York Times bestsellers, specializing in mind-body health, nutrition, and diet and fitness.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2013

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    Just picked this up today. I was leafing through it at Barnes an

    Just picked this up today. I was leafing through it at Barnes and Noble and I fell in love with the meal plan. I have already lost 15 pounds using another dieting solution and I really want to keep things going. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2014

    I'm no stranger to Tosca Reno. I've been reading Clean Eating an

    I'm no stranger to Tosca Reno. I've been reading Clean Eating and Oxygen magazines for three years and have read a few of Reno's earlier books. I was hoping for something motivational to start out the new year but ended up feeling underwhelmed by this book, so back it went.

    I appreciated reading a bit of her personal history but the rest of the book was just reinventing the wheel. There's a lot of basics about nutrition that might appeal to someone new to the "Eat-Clean" diet/food philosophy. The fitness portion was geared to those who don't usually hit the gym or do workout videos. Not what I was looking for but definitely useful to someone just getting into a fitness routine.

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  • Posted February 5, 2014

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    3.5/5 Well, we're already into the second month of 2014. Did yo

    3.5/5 Well, we're already into the second month of 2014. Did you make resolutions for this year? Were they health related? And how's that going?

    Personally I don't like the word resolution - I like the word change instead. And yes, I did start making some changes. I've had Tosca Reno's newest book - The Start Here Diet - for a month now. It's taken me that long to get to the final pages. Not because I haven't enjoyed it, but because I've been reading some chapters over and over again before I move on the next section.

    Reno gives us much more than a diet plan or a list of foods to eat. Her own journey is detailed in the introduction. Reno (mom to four) lost seventy pounds after age forty and shares her knowledge in this book.

    "I hope that sharing my experience and my journey to a healthy weight will inspire you to travel the same road - the road to happiness with the way you look and feel..."

    From the first pages, she asks the reader to take a real look at why they overeat. In depth, personal and perhaps uncomfortable. But "...to be truly successful in reshaping yourself is to find the why first. " These are the chapters that I read more than once.

    And then down to concrete information.

    How about this question? What is the one food that you can't live without?" Or think you can't live without or in moderation. Chances are it is fatty, salty, starchy or sweet. Oh, yes I have one. Tosca offers us ways to change that 'go-to' food into something healthier.

    Move a little. Those New Year's resolutions are often quite extreme. Join a gym. You might have done that - but are you still going? How about working up to it slowly? I loved these suggestions. They "incorporate movement into activities you already do - just do them smarter." There are three lists - 25 everyday activities, 25 five easy movements and 25 sport like activities. The idea is to go from not moving to moving a little and so on. It was pretty easy to work these into everyday life.

    Reading labels, shopping tips and list, Reno's meal plans, recipes and suggestions on how to stay on course comprise the second half of the book. I've not read any of Reno's books before and I'm now curious about the Eat Clean Diet as well.

    For me the biggest takeaway of The Start Here Diet was the first half - taking a good hard look at yourself, your life and your eating habits.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 31, 2014

    recommend

    Love Tosca, can totally relate to her journey!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 11, 2014

    This book has changed my life! I have read it two times in the p

    This book has changed my life! I have read it two times in the past 3 weeks and have now started a "Clean Eating" pattern and have lost 7#. I feel so much better both physically & mentally. I don't count calories, points etc. It is just so simple....I would highly recommend this book, it is changing my life for the better!

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